FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The impact of hormone therapy on the heart health of transgender men and women has been the subject of several studies published within the last year. But medical experts and researchers aren't ready to sound the alarm just yet.
"We have to recognize that hormones can be lifesaving therapy for trans people," said Dr. Richard Greene, an associate professor at New York University School of Medicine. "The answer is figuring out how to give them safely and how to modify some of these cardiovascular risk factors in the best way possible."
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- Everyone experiences anxious moments now and then. But for those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the worry is frequent and overwhelming, often interfering with everyday activities.
Now, a small study suggests that these burdensome feelings can be quelled with a little heart-pumping activity.
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- Despite its vibrant green and red stalks, rhubarb might be one of the most overlooked plants in the garden.
An acquired taste, it looks like celery and has a tart tang, yet is used in many dessert recipes, from compote to pie. As with cranberries, rhubarb needs quite a bit of sweetness to appeal to the palate. It's often paired with strawberries to cut down on the amount of sugar needed.
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- The trend towards Americans getting off their couches and into gyms is hitting city and country folk alike, according to a new report.
Overall, the percentage of all adults who now meet or exceed federal exercise guidelines rose from 18.2% in 2008 to 24.3% by 2017, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- So-called "deaths of despair" are skyrocketing among millennials, with thousands of 18- to 34-year-olds losing their lives to drugs, alcohol and suicide each year, a new report says.
During the past decade, drug-related deaths among that age group increased by 108%, alcohol-induced deaths by 69%, and suicides by 35%, according to the report from the Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust.